I would tell you that I used to think the big things mattered most.
Now I see it's the small things, after all.
Don't get all wrapped up in having the big things, friend.
Big things can be exciting. But I think the small things.....are even better.
But take time this week and look for the small things that really aren't so small.
The simple things that don't demand your attention.
Pay attention to those things this week.
For, they are really the big things in the end.
Like turning the pages of a book before bed instead of watching TV.
A baby's smile.
The last sweet, juicy slices of watermelon of the summer.
A friend's warm voice over the phone.
The truth you read in the Psalms that overwhelms you with peace.
New vanilla scented lotion.
A kind email from a new friend.
Laughing with your co-worker.
A hot cuppa tea.
The almost-Fall breeze.
And be thankful. We have so much.
I love the quote above by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She said that after growing up as a poor pioneer on the prairie; she became a woman and at the end of her life was embraced by the world as a beloved and successful author of the "Little House on the Prairie" series. And yet her heart knew that the most important things were the simple, unassuming ones.
Sharing with you the sweet, simple, real things that I found this past week.
Spending time with out of town family this weekend. My cousin's sweet baby is such a doll.
My new hoop art from Beka has found it's perfect home on my wall of inspiration.
Friends, what are some of your favorite small things?